Geomorphology and soils of the Area Limon - Cahuita, Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica
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This report is the result of a geomorphological and soil study of the area between Limon and Cahuita within the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica. Hardly anything is known about the geomorphology and the soils of the study area; this study was carried out as a first reconnaissance. A geomorphological map, scale 1:100.000, has been drawn based on aerial photograph interpretation and field work. Using the acquired information of the geomorphology and the soils, some statements concerning the genesis of the landscape are made. The report starts with some general information about the study area, and a brief outline of the geology of Costa Rica. Next, a short description of the working method is given (Chapter 4). The major part of this report consists of a detailed description of the legend (Chapter 5) and some ideas concerning the genesis of the landscape (Chapter 6). Finally a description of the soil types in relation to their geomorphological position is given (Chapter 7).